Beauty Buzz: Nicole Richie Turns Turquoise, Tracy Reese Tries Out her First Fragrance, and Deborah Lippmann Goes Sheer

By  January 15, 2015


It’s another day, another shade for Nicole Richie, as the multi-tasking mom debuted an aquamarine bob with a set of blunt bangs out and about in L.A. The Candidly Nicole star showed off a rainbow of hues latest year, including lavender, cobalt, grey, and even midnight! Our only question: will Glam pink be next? [InStyle]

Tracy Reese is heading to fragrance counter in time for Valentine’s Day. It’s the first step into beauty for the fit-n-flare aficionado, and she’s opted for a eponymous fragrance that’s fresh and clean (does anybody else hear Outkast right now?) with notes of bergamot, green tea, magnolia, and sandalwood. Forget about your sweetheart trying to snap this up, now’s the time to treat yourself. [Glam Inbox]

Soft and sheer is the name of the game for Deborah Lippmann‘s set of spring polishes. If you feel like you’ve seen these shades before, you’re right; as they initially debuted on the runways with Badgley Mischka, Theory, and Donna Karan back in September. Called the Whisper collection, the lush lacquers provides the lightest wash of color but work best with her new CC Base Coat that hydrates, strengthens and protects the look on nails. With nearly nude on trend for 2015, these polishes are the perfect fit! [Racked]

 Nexxus is getting a major makeover!  The haircare authority will now be known as Nexxus New York Salon Care with 49 fresh formulations and five new products for damaged hair that will hit shelves before the end of January. Plus, the brand will open a salon in Tribeca in March with seven styling chair, four coloring chairs, and five washing chairs, helmed by creative director Kevin Mancuso. As Gina Boswell, executive vice president of personal care at Unilever, explained, “The premise of this is that the Nexxus New York salon will be the physical interpretation of the Nexxus philosophy, which is uniting science, nature and technology not just through the design, but through services.” [WWD]


Lip Love: The Best Balms to Keep Your Kisser Moisturized

By  January 15, 2015


There’s rarely a time when we find ourselves with fewer than 3 lip balms in our bags—partly because we have so many faves, but mostly because now is the time of year when fending off chapped lips is basically a full-time job. Of course, if you want to be able to rock a bold lip (bright or berry) during the winter months, a flawless look starts with super-moisturizing balm. No matter how chapped or cracked your lips might be right about now, these ten tubes (and/or pots) of the good stuff are sure to get your pucker back in shape—and just in time for Valentine’s Day.



Manis After Midnight: See Morgan Taylor's Nail Shades for Disney's Cinderella

By  January 15, 2015


Every girl dreams of heading to the party of a lifetime in style and dressed in the finest garb, but no one has done it quite like Cinderella. With the live-action version heading to silver screens in March, Morgan Taylor (along with Gelish) partnered with Disney to create a collection of lush nail lacquer with hues drawn directly from the film. The full polish collection will hit shelves individually and in three duo sets in February. Glam got the first glimpse at all of the shades to inspire our inner child and treat ourselves to a night on the town. After all, if you’re going to rock a glass slipper, your pedi should be on point!

Shu Uemura Gets Lippy with Yaz Bukey

By  January 15, 2015


From anime to pets to pop art, Shu Uemura finds inspiration everywhere, and its newest source is Yaz Bukey.

The artist and beauty brand will curate a 34-piece collaboration that will hit shelves in May to celebrate the artist’s 15-year anniversary of her line Yazbukey. The collection will correspond with four beauty looks pulled from the line of jewelry, including brooches resembling an open mouth, Plexiglas lipstick-shaped earrings, and a necklace of cabaret legs, clearly indicating that Bukey is a makeup maven like the rest of us. “For me, makeup is the same as accessories: You can change your personality and show different sides of yourself; that’s why I like makeup,” she told Women’s Wear Daily. “I always have red lipstick on.”

Beauty buffs can expect to see Bukey’s artistic touch on blurring skin smoothers, false lashes, lush lipsticks, and more that will be unveiled in Tokyo in March before is rolls out to retailers. The collaboration is only her second to hit beauty counters, as she previously partnered with Cire Trudon for a Violet and Leather scented candle, but she hopes to make more waves with new ideas. “I like to play with it,” she said. “You have to spread kisses and love everywhere.”


Beauty Buzz: Kate Bosworth Bobs in 2015, Men Rock Rainbow Manes, and Almay’s All-American Appeal

By  January 14, 2015


“New Year, new hair” seems to be Kate Bosworth’s motto for 2015, as the star has chopped her locks! The star debuted the prior to the New York screening of Still Alice on Tuesday. Harry Josh lopped off the star’s locks for her upcoming role in 90 Minutes in Heaven, but the looks follows the fresh cuts from Alexa Chung and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley. Will the bob dominate once again as the cut of the year? [Vogue]

Technicolor tresses were a big celebrity hair trend in 2014, but it looks like the guys are hopping on the bandwagon as well. From fresh green facial hair to head to chin ombré looks and even a rainbow beard, there are endless options for dye-happy dapper dudes. Just be sure to steer clear of the skin, guys; it’s hard to scrub off. [Buzzfeed]

Almay is celebrating its American roots in style its latest campaign with Carrie Underwood. The songstress’s new single “All-American Girl” provides the background music for the clip that features Underwood looking fresh-faced and effortless compared to the glam girl we’re used to seeing on stage. As she explained, “When I’m on stage, I see gorgeous girls of all ages who embody that all-American spirit, so I thought it was so cool that ‘All-American Girl’ is featured, because that’s what we are. Everybody has something about them that is absolutely gorgeous, but sometimes it’s nice to have a little help to bring that all out.” [InStyle]

It’s time to celebrate, beauty buff. Sephora partnered with NARS for special Beauty Insider birthday gifts for all of its Beauty Insiders. Beauty Insiders and VIBs can snap up a Happy Birthday One Year Bolder duo, which includes the brand’s Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Cruella and the Satin Lip Pencil in Rikugien. VIB Rouge Members get a little more with the addition of NARS’ Larger Than Life Long-Wear Eyeliner in Via Veneto. If you’re not into the lippies, you can choose the Peter Thomas Roth Skincare Duo with the Anti-Aging Cleansing Gel and Cucumber gel Mask instead. One year older, one year bolder and more beautiful! [Glam Inbox]

Illamasqua’s ringing the New Year with more glitz. No, they’re not late; the brand will release a new Pure Pigment to celebrate the Chinese New Year called Fortune. The hue is a decadent gold with a rich shimmer that will be available on February 1. We know this gorgeous tone will turn up any eye look you craft for the celebration. [Glam Inbox]

She’s Born With It: Gigi Hadid Is Maybelline’s Newest Face

By  January 14, 2015


Gigi Hadid’s latest snaps are moving from the beauty counters at department stores to the drugstore beauty aisle, as she takes on another role: the new brand ambassador for Maybelline.

Hadid joins Jourdan Dunn, Adriana Lima, and more as part of Maybelline‘s Spring 2015 campaign. Judging by the latest snaps from the ads, she’s likely to be the face of the brand’s latest lip color innovation. The new beauty gig was a dream for the young model who grew up with the brand. “Being a Maybelline New York spokesperson means more to me than anyone can imagine; it doesn’t seem real!” she said in a statement. “It’s the most incredible feeling and is a dream come true. “

It’s another stepping stone for the sultry style star. She’s been Tom Ford’s go-to beauty girl since Fall 2014, even posing nude for the designer’s Velvet Orchid fragrance ads. Congrats, Gigi!

Beauty Buzz: Audrina Partridge Pumps Up the Purple, JinSoon Has It In the Bag, and Demi Lovato Starts #NoMakeupMonday

By  January 13, 2015


Lauren Conrad psyched everyone out last year when she allegedly dyed her hair purple, but Audrina Patridge has taken the plunge for real. She shared the entire process on her blog, giving her Instagram followers a preview with a snap of her wearing a Mohawk of foils. As she explained, “I have been wanting to do something fun and different with my hair, I decided to go all out!:) I love the new 2015 silver/ pastel color trend… so we went for it!” We’re booking an appointment with our colorist ASAP! [People]

JinSoon has Tila March bags on the brains for Spring 2015. The mani maven partnered with the brand to create a collection of cute, clear carryalls with yellow, pink, orange, green, and more that draw from Tila March’s signature Zelig design. Tamara Taichman, founder of Tila March, even crafted a the Jin Vanity Case to hold the polishes that mimic the trims. As she explained, “Varnish is more than a beauty product; today, it’s perceived as an indispensible accessory in a woman’s wardrobe.” [WWD]

Demi Lovato is giving her face a break. The body-positive chanteuse shared a snap of herself sans makeup, encouraging her fans to follow suit and embrace their natural beauty. “Let’s start a new Twitter/Instagram trend: #NoMakeupMonday… Why? Cause we deserve to show the world our beauty and our confidence!” she captioned the shot. Though she’s not the first to do so, as Kylie Jenner just shared a snap of her own on Sunday, but this could be a campaign we can certainly get behind. [The Huffington Post]

We dreamed of meeting and even becoming the people behind the names of our favorite makeup and name shades, but as it turns out, it’s not as easy as it seems. UCB Comedy gave beauty buffs insight into just how much thought goes into creating the names we adore, and the results are hilarious! [The Cut]

A gel manicure can provide long lasting shine for up to two weeks, but taking off the lacquer is another story entirely. You can now say goodbye to the soaking and scraping ritual that ruin your nails with SensatioNail’s new Nail Shields. It works similar to a nail sticker to protect your natural nail and make it a breeze to switch shades with just a peel. We’re planning on stocking up when it hits shelves in March, as this game changer is sure to sell out fast. [Glam Inbox]

We’ve been big fans of Artis’s elegant makeup brushes for a while now, but the brand has a new, chic collection we’re dying to get our hands on. Artis partnered with Neiman Marcus to introduce it new Fluenta collection that wraps the collection in black lacquer in lieu of its previous white rubber of the ergonomic brushes. We won’t have to wait long as the retailer will release the makeup must haves as part of its tools event that runs from January 14-January 21 before its full release in February. Who’s lining up with us? [Glam Inbox]

Day in the Life: Indie Lee, Founder and CEO of Indie Lee Skincare

By  January 13, 2015


It took a new lease on life for Indie Lee to enter the beauty industry. After a a life-threatening brain tumor that stemmed from environmental toxins was vanquished, the skincare savant sought to bridge the gap between nature and beauty through her own eponymous line. Using the finest all-natural ingredients from around the world, Lee has made going green glamorous. Glam caught up with this truly fearless founder as she heads to Bay Area to meet with her newest retailers and sup on mussels and sushi — all before hopping on a red-eye back to the East Coast.

5:30 a.m. Wake up in San Francisco wishing I hadn’t cut caffeine from my diet… and that I had packed some almonds to snack on — how is it only 5:30 a.m.? My internal clock is off from flying across the country yesterday. A little in-room stretching and Pilates helps to get my heart pumping. Then, I check a few emails (business never stops with retailers around the globe).
7:00 a.m. Time to shower and blow out my hair for today’s video shoot. When traveling, I like to bring a little bit of home with me. I packed my favorite shampoo and conditioner from Briogeo, our Coconut Citrus Body Scrub and my skincare essentials (Squalane Facial OilCoQ-10 Toner, and Calendula Eye Balm). Once I finish my blow out, I pin it up in a top knot so it has volume later on.
10:00 a.m. Arrive at one of our new retailers, Credo Beauty, for a video shoot. We talk about my personal health struggles and reasoning for starting the Indie Lee skincare line, as well as the natural beauty movement. I love companies like Credo, who share the message that you can be natural and be beautiful – it’s true partnership.
12:00 p.m. Lunch at Hog Island Oyster Co. and then sightseeing downtown and on the pier. It’s always important to take a second to enjoy the beauty around me, no matter how busy I might be.


3:00 p.m. Meeting at Beautylish headquarters. They end up giving me tips on how to keep my email inbox at zero (when in Silicon Valley, right?), and I get to sit amongst the team to chat about all things beauty for hours. I’m always amazed at the following that Beautylish has cultivated and am thrilled to finalize the details for our next partnership together with founder Nils Johnson.
6:00 p.m. Meet a close friend that I don’t get to see that much (since she lives in San Francisco) for sushi. I swear eating sushi on the west coast is ruining it for me back east! It’s just so delicious. Afterwards, I broke down and had the most amazing, fresh ice cream…it was life changing. I highly recommend making the trip to Smitten Ice Cream if you are in the SF area. You won’t regret it.


9:00 p.m. Arrive at SFO for my flight back to NYC and head to the new AmEx Centurion Lounge immediately after checking in. Membership most definitely has its privileges. This place is unreal – they have wine tastings, a game room, and gourmet food constantly being prepared. I almost wish I didn’t have dinner. Here I catch up on all of the day’s happenings back at the office and wait to board my red eye flight back home to start the insanity all over again!


I Woke Up Like This: Just a Tint

By  January 13, 2015


Tinted moisturizer isn’t anything new. Girls needing a little easy moisture, cover, and SPF have been using it for years. But if you don’t have a tinted moisturizer that you love, let us recommend the best of the best, Laura Mercier’s Illuminating Tinted Moisturizer. We try to limit ourselves to just a few products for a day to day look and this will always be one of them. If our promise isn’t enough, word on the street it’s Karlie Kloss’ go-to as well. Yeah, we thought you might come around…

tomboy kc bioTOMBOY KC is a fashion and lifestyle blog written by actress Katie Cassidy and pint-sized real-life friend, Lynsey Eaton. Focused on personal style that is, well, personal, TKC is a place for smart and opinionated (read: sarcastic) women to join together and accumulate stilettos while collectively wearing their sneakers…everywhere. Self proclaimed nomads, when the girls aren’t traveling for work or buying two of everything (one apiece, you see), you can find them sitting on Lynsey’s couch eating pizza and drinking champagne in men’s pajamas while waxing poetic about the present state of culottes. Feel free to come on over.

Beauty Buzz: Meghan Trainor’s All About That Bag for Clinique, Jared Leto’s #ManBraid Bumps the #ManBun, and Rituals Adds Makeup to Its Beauty Routine

By  January 12, 2015


Meghan Trainor’s lips are moving, but it’s not for another smash single. The songstress has partnered with Clinqiue to craft a limited edition makeup bag with bright blue stripes and a pout that really pops. But that’s not all: the cute cosmetic case to go along with a curated collection of Trainor’s favorite lippies that you can snap up separately, and it’ll be available January 13 with  a $30 purchase from the site. We’re already saving our shopping for tomorrow! [MTV]

The #ManBun is dead; long live the #ManBraid. Jared Leto switched up his style to present at the 215 Golden Globes on Sunday, inciting a flurry of approving and envious tweets. The simple three-strands twist also follows the Cary Joji Fukunaga’s pumped up plaits that he sported at the Emmys a few months ago. We wonder who we be the next long-locked male movie maker to continue the trend. [Refinery 29

Rituals is expanding beyond bodycare, adding cosmetics to its array of offerings. The brand crafted a gemstone-based collection, called The Precious Mineral Makeup, which will hit shelves starting in January and will include foundation, concealer, mascaras, eye pencils, nail polish, and lip color. So who was their muse? Cleopatra, of course! As Rituals chief executive officer and founder Raymond Cloosterman explained, “[During development], we said ‘Let’s not dive into a laboratory, let’s dive into history.’ We ended up with Cleopatra being the first woman in the world to use crushed gemstones for makeup. She used lapis lazuli for an eye pencil and a precious stone on her forehead, believing that the gem would prevent her skin from aging.” [WWD]

Gucci is elevating its Guilty fragrance to diamond status just in time for Valentine’s Day. The new scent turns up the seductive scent into a passionate frenzy, blending notes of pink pepper, lilac, cardamom, amber, and patchouli for the ladies. The Pour Homme version ignites the carnal fire with Italian lemon and mandarin, green leaves, pink pepper, coriander, orange flower, neroli, cedar, and patchouli. Now, this is a his-and-hers scent set that we need to snap up ASAP! [Glam Inbox]

Speaking of V-Day, the holiday is not complete without chocolate! Sephora has partnered with La Maison du Chocolat for a sweet gift set that includes sumptuous chocolate selections to snack on as well as Sephora’s Luster Matte lip color in a pretty pink that will work for whatever your date has in store for February 14. Pucker up! [Glam Inbox]